Some Kitchen Devices Are Just Plain Stupid

I don't get this passion people have for getting strange devices to cook and serve food. Like this Magisso Cake Server. Why oh why do I need a special utensil to cut my cake?

It looks nice, but it's silly. Cutting cake is something you can do—and a lot better—with a big, razor sharp knife. It's the same with the rest of weird useless contraptions to cut, slice, smash, peel, steam, grill, and do whatever other crucial cooking operation a late night infomercial wants to sell you.

A note from someone who loves to cook: Just don't need any of that. Just the basic tools, good ingredients, time, good company, some wine on the side, a bit of skill, and imagination. [Apartment Therapy]

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Comments

    I sort of agree with you. My dad was a house painter and when I'd ask him about some new painting gadget like a "get perfect straight lines on edges thingy (tm)", he'd say to me "if it really saved time wouldn't the professionals be using it?".

    I think the cake cutter is probably OK if you are serving cake every day. My relatives in Germany are big on cake every day so in this case it probably makes sense. No more tipping over the sponge slice when you serve.

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